[kwlug-disc] the intertoobz never forget

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 11:36:52 EDT 2009


It's not always about the money.  I do agree that for the most part, the OS
will just be sitting there, running proprietary software.  Little to no
development, but this is news that others will look to.

Should it be successful, it will aid in the effort to increase Linux
adoption.  Greater adoption means better hardware support, more games, etc.
However, if it falls flat on its face, even if it's just the proprietary
software that fails, it may hurt the general Linux movement.


On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Insurance Squared Inc. <
gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:

> 1) Microsoft still got their money for the initial install.
> 2) The new system - probably about $0 of those many millions will go
> directly into coffers designed to further linux.
>
> Kind of astonishing that in that environment linux is such a great product.
>
>
> Colin Mackay wrote:
>
>> I love it.
>>
>> Windows has its place, but never in a 100% uptime environment.  I have
>> worked in a few DC's.  Linux / Solaris machines always had uptime in years
>> as long as the backup power didn't fail.  If we had a Windows issue, the M$
>> tech always fell back to 'restart' at some point.
>>
>> I remember being on a call with someone from Redhat, and one of my Windows
>> colleagues got laughed at when mentioning a restart of the server.  Fun
>> times.  He just couldn't grasp that concept.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 1:05 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca<mailto:
>> rpjday at crashcourse.ca>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>     as a followup to my earlier post:
>>
>>    1) http://www.microsoft.com/uk/getthefacts/lse.mspx
>>    2) http://www.itwire.com/content/view/28359/1141/
>>
>>     yeah, that's kind of embarrassing.
>>
>>    rday
>>    --
>>
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>>
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